May 28, 2004

Good Morning:

This is the last regular Tulane Talk I plan to send for the academic year. However, throughout the summer I will e-mail you as news and events dictate. I want to end the year by thanking all the faculty and staff, as well as our alumni and friends, for their support and dedication to the university.

By all accounts this has been a very successful year and I want you all to know how appreciative I am of everything you do for Tulane University. You're the ones who make this such a special place to live and work.

What are your plans for the summer? In addition to a busy work schedule, I hope to find some time to catch up on a backlog of reading, writing and reflection. My dog Gibson and I will also finally be able to do some fishing on the little boat I bought and named, "The Green Wave."

Margie and I will also, hopefully, have some quiet time together after a hectic year of meetings, long days and almost constant business travel. I owe a special debt of gratitude to Margie, who is the greatest partner and friend I could ask for on this very busy, but very wonderful journey.

Have a great summer,


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